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Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:21 am
by Rogobob77
The 2020-21 starts today at 5:00 PM for the MBB basketball Titans. Here’s a preview article from the Detroit Free Press:

“Michigan State basketball vs. Detroit Mercy: Scouting report, prediction”

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/coll ... 819276001/

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:23 am
by Rogobob77
Nice story from DetroitTitans.com recounting the three-game winning streak the Titans had versus Tom Izzo’s MSU teams way back when. There is a video inserted in there showing the end of the triple overtime victory at Cobo, definitely worth watching. I was at that classic battle, but had no specific recollection of the buzzer beating basket that settled the match:

https://detroittitans.com/news/2020/12/ ... psets.aspx

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:26 am
by Rogobob77
DetroitTitans.com preview of today’s game:

https://detroittitans.com/news/2020/12/ ... state.aspx

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:32 am
by Rogobob77
Tony Paul also has a nice story in the Detroit News about that three-game win streak Watson had over Izzo. It recaps the games, but also discusses why MSU and U-M are reluctant to schedule instate mid-majors like Detroit Mercy and Oakland. It’s behind the paywall but worth checking out if you have access. Headline is: “'Get the check and get the win': Detroit finally has another crack at MSU after '90s dominance.”

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:00 pm
by 1975SHjoe
Hope we can keep it close. The Vegas line is MSU by 26.5

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:35 pm
by titandave
1975SHjoe wrote:Hope we can keep it close. The Vegas line is MSU by 26.5

To underscore the obvious; this is a tough opening game for UDM. In addition to have talent, experience, and depth; the Spartans have played three games. For the game to be competitive, I believe we need to have a truly outstanding performance on defense and limit the turnovers when we have the basketball.

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:57 pm
by Rogobob77
The Spartans are hanging in there with the Titans, tied 35-35 at the half.

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:59 pm
by MooseGuy1
So far so good. Please Santa, please--PLEASE--let us beat that insufferable Tom Izzo again. Coach Davis has us playing some good ball. I need this win so bad.

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:10 pm
by MooseGuy1
titandave wrote:
1975SHjoe wrote:Hope we can keep it close. The Vegas line is MSU by 26.5

To underscore the obvious; this is a tough opening game for UDM. In addition to have talent, experience, and depth; the Spartans have played three games. For the game to be competitive, I believe we need to have a truly outstanding performance on defense and limit the turnovers when we have the basketball.


Very true, Dave. Everything appears to point to a bad time for the Titans to open: The Spartans; Covid delaying the season for us; first game with a new lineup. They look so far. The trick is to keep it going in the 2nd half. Play good D, low turnovers, and getting the 3 point game going. 1 for 11 is not a good stat but we're still in the game. If Antoine can get it going, it would be a huge boost to our chances.

On another note, Fraser had 6 boards and looked good.

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:22 pm
by titanmac
hey moose! go titans!

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:26 pm
by MooseGuy1
titanmac wrote:hey moose! go titans!


Hey, Mac! Go Titans! Pretty great game so far.

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:38 pm
by MooseGuy1
Well, I guess we know who the officials are working for.

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:46 pm
by titanmac
the best! i'm impressed. twelve more shots than the sparkless!

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:51 pm
by titanmac
we are killing them in most stats and staying with them
on the boards. i'm impressed! even tho i have no idea who these guys are?

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:52 pm
by Hoopster_Now_In_DC
Calls are going strictly in MSU’s favor.

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:04 pm
by MooseGuy1
Hoopster_Now_In_DC wrote:Calls are going strictly in MSU’s favor.


Total BS going on with the officiating. The Titans played well but we were screwed by the officials. This was a winnable game.

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:05 pm
by ptctitan
Remember that we played this game without Brandon and Waterman.

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:07 pm
by titanmac
free throws are the only stat they excelled at....shocking, i know

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:08 pm
by titanmac
i am impressed. didn't see the actusl game but the virtual game gives us reason to believe..

Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:09 pm
by MooseGuy1
I hope a bunch of Spartys lost a lot of money betting that line. Yes, I'm a sourpuss. I don't care. We look to have a good team this year, though. I appreciate Coach Davis' self-control. I would have been out of my mind...more so than usual.